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Victory Capital Announces Pricing of $505 Million Incremental Term Loan Facility to Fund WestEnd Advisors Acquisition

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SAN ANTONIO, November 22, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCTR) ("Victory Capital" or the "Company") today announced that it has successfully completed the syndication of a $505 million Incremental Term Loan Facility (the "Incremental Facility") to fund the acquisition of WestEnd Advisors. The Incremental Facility will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to LIBOR, subject to a 50-basis point floor, plus a margin of 225 basis points, and will mature in 2028.

"The successful syndication of the term loan is a testament to the confidence our debt investors have in our long-term value creation strategy," said David Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We appreciate their support in providing financing for strategic and accretive growth opportunities. The interest rate spread on this Incremental Facility is the same as our 2019 term loan after it was re-priced twice, reducing its spread by 100 basis points, to 225 basis points over LIBOR."

The acquisition of WestEnd Advisors and the funding of the Incremental Facility are expected to occur by the end of this year, subject to customary approvals, conditions and consents.

BofA Securities, Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, and Barclays Bank PLC acted as the Incremental Facility’s joint lead arrangers.

About Victory Capital

Victory Capital is a diversified global asset management firm with $162.6 billion in assets under management as of October 31, 2021. The Company operates a next-generation business model combining boutique investment qualities with the benefits of a fully integrated, centralized operating and distribution platform.

Victory Capital provides specialized investment strategies to institutions, intermediaries, retirement platforms and individual investors. With 11 autonomous Investment Franchises and a Solutions Platform, Victory Capital offers a wide array of investment styles and investment vehicles including, actively managed mutual funds, separately managed accounts, active ETFs, multi-asset class strategies, custom-designed solutions, private funds, and a 529 Education Savings Plan.

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